How to Watch Xfinity Comcast Stream on Apple TV-Comcast Workaround

The Xfinity Comcast Stream is an app that allows you to use any compatible device as a TV and stream whatever you want to watch. It includes any popular series, movies, live sports, and news. However, in this case, we are dealing with the Apple TV, so we need to know if you can watch the Xfinity Comcast stream on Apple television.

Now, you can do almost anything on my Apple TV, from watching shows on streaming services to talking to people through my video doorbell. Therefore it is good to use devices that are compatible with the Apple television. Currently, the Xfinity Stream app isn’t available for Apple TV. However, you can log in to your Xfinity account on a Web Browser and authorize your Apple TV to access channels on your Plan by entering the code into the custom URL to stream Xfinity.

The article below shows the possible ways of connecting the Comcast Xfinity to watch on Apple television; after that are the frequently asked questions and the conclusion.

Does the Apple TV Natively Support Xfinity Comcast?

Does the Apple TV Natively Support Xfinity Comcast

Right now, there is no Xfinity Comcast Stream App designed specifically for Apple TV. The app is available on iOS, however, for the iPhone and iPad. After finding if the two devices are compatible, you can then go one and follow the methods to connect them.

How to watch Xfinity Comcast stream on apple television

1. Watch Xfinity Stream on Apple TV

xfinity stream on apple tv

While the Xfinity Stream App is available for iOS and iPadOS, it isn’t available for television OS. Xfinity also blocks you from mirroring your screen from the Xfinity Stream app to the Apple TV. While both companies blame each other and neither is willing to budge as of yet, this leaves us with few options as subscribers to Xfinity and owners of Apple TVs.

While the Authentication System set in place isn’t publicly visible, you can still visit these portals and activate channels on your Xfinity Subscription while on your Apple TV if you know the URLs. Below are the steps to follow when connecting the two devices:

i. Launch a web browser and visit the official Xfinity website, and log in to your account.

ii. Go to the channel on your Apple TV that you have on your Xfinity Subscription Plan.

iii. When you’re trying to sign, an activation code appears. Note down this code.

iv. If you try to open the channel again, you’ll get a URL on top. Edit the URL and enter your activation code in the field “authenticate?reg_code=”. Ensure that all the letters in the code are in upper case.

v. It can take up to 30 seconds to authorize, but it’s done; you should be able to watch TV as usual.

To watch another channel, you’ll have to authorize it as well by following the same process. While this works right now, you might notice that it doesn’t work in the future. Do let me know if it doesn’t work for you, and I’ll figure something else out.

2. Watching Xfinity Comcast Stream on Other Apple Devices

Watching Xfinity Comcast Stream on Other Apple Devices

Setting up Xfinity Comcast Stream on your iPhone or iPad is straightforward, but there are a few prerequisites. You’ll have to make sure that your device is on the latest version of iOS before trying to install the app.

i. Go to Settings

Before you even open the Apple App Store, the first thing you need to do is ensure that your Apple device is upgraded to iOS 11.0 or later.  For that, go to settings and check your system upgrade status. If your device isn’t upgraded to 11.0 or later, first upgrade your device.

ii. Open the Apple App Store 

After you’ve ensured that your iOS is on the latest version to support the Xfinity Stream app, you have to open the Apple App Store. 

iii. Search for Xfinity Comcast Stream

After you’ve opened the Apple App Store, click on the search icon and enter ‘Xfinity Stream’ on the search bar. Scroll through the options and find the Xfinity Stream App. 

iv. Install and download

Once you’ve found the Xfinity Stream app, click on it. Then click on Install App. It will download the app and install it on your Apple device. 

v. Open the app

After the app has been successfully installed and downloaded, open the Xfinity Stream App. Ensure that your device is connected either to your cellular connection or Wi-Fi. 

vi. Swipe right

Once you’ve opened the app, you have to swipe left to right. It will open the main navigation. Then you need to check under the Live TV option and click on All Channels. 

8. Click on the network logo

After you’ve clicked on All Channels, click on the network logo present on the left side, and voila! The channel you wanted to watch is now streaming. Alternatively, you can tap on the program airing now option. Then click on Watch. It is how you can watch the program of your choice. If you want to see the details about any program, click on Info.

3. Using Media Streamers and Smart TVs That Support Xfinity Comcast Stream

Using Media Streamers and Smart TVs That Support Xfinity Comcast Stream

You may wonder if there are other Smart TVs out there that natively support Xfinity Comcast Stream. Smart TVs like FireTV, select Samsung Smart TVs, and Roku do support Xfinity Stream.  However, there are a few things to keep in mind regarding the Xfinity Comcast Stream app’s compatibility with the aforementioned Smart TVs.

To use the Xfinity Stream app on Roku devices, FireTV, and select Samsung Smart TVs, you’ll have to use the Xfinity Stream Beta App. Furthermore, this app’s compatibility with Sony Smart TV and LG Smart TV has not yet been announced. The beta version of this app offers limited features, and some features you might be used to are not accessible, such as:

i. The Pay Per View event rental feature 

ii. The Control feature through the Xfinity remote

iii. TV show rentals and the movie rental option through the Xfinity On Demand feature are only available on Roku. Not on FireTV and select Samsung Smart TVs.

iv. Streaming channels and apps such as YouTube, Pandora, and Netflix are not accessible. However, you can access these if they are available on the partner device platform.

v. Xfinity apps that are available on X1, such as xFi, My Account, and Voicemail 

4. Using subscriptions to Watch Apple TV on Xfinity

The Apple TV App lets you watch shows on your Apple TV Plus Subscription. While the Apple TV is available on certain Smart TVs from Samsung, Vivo, LG, Sony, and Vizio, and game consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One. It isn’t available on the Xfinity X1 Cable Box or Xfinity Flex. As of now, there is no way to watch Apple TV on Xfinity.

5. Casting from iPhone to Xfinity TV

 Casting from iPhone to Xfinity TV

By default, casting from your iPhone to Xfinity TV is disabled on your Xfinity X1 Cable Box and Xfinity Flex. To activate it, follow these steps:

i. Press the Xfinity button on your Xfinity remote. Use the home button on your Xfinity Flex.

ii. Navigate to the gear icon using the arrow buttons, then press OK to go to Settings.

iii.Navigate to the Privacy Section, then press OK.

iv. Under Mobile Video Casting, change the setting and press OK again.

You can now cast media from your iPhone off the Netflix, Spotify, and YouTube apps to your Xfinity X1 Cable Box or Xfinity Flex. It is so long as your iPhone and Cable Box are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Note that you can’t cast anything to the RNG150 and Pace XG1v1 X1 TV Boxes as they don’t support it.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Is there an Xfinity app for Apple TV?

The Xfinity Stream app is unfortunately not compatible with Apple TV. There is no other Xfinity app for Apple TV. 

  • Is Xfinity stream free with the Internet?

Xfinity Stream is free with TV plans and the Internet. 

  • What is the difference between Comcast and Xfinity?

Comcast and Xfinity are two different brands under the same company, whereby Comcast owns Xfinity. Xfinity is the Internet and TV service provider.

  • How does the Xfinity Stream app work?

This app enables you to stream your favorite channels. You can watch these channels live. Not only that, you can even access all your favorite shows through the cloud-DVR and watch innumerable Xfinity On Demand titles. 


While, unfortunately, Apple TV does not have its own Xfinity Comcast Stream app. The app is compatible with the iPhone and iPad, for iOS versions more recent than iOS 11.0. However, you can log in on a Web Browser as a workaround to authorize your Apple TV to access channels on your Xfinity Subscription. While you won’t have to keep logging in each time you visit the channel, you might find that every two weeks, your authorization has expired, and you’ll have to follow the procedure again. The Xfinity Stream app is also compatible with Android 5 or later. The article contains all the steps to make the processes successful in your connection.

Therefore follow the steps carefully so that the process turns out to be successful. Consider consulting a technician if you have doubts about connecting the two devices for use since you can be doing it in different ways that cannot work. Always read the manufacturer’s instructions to help you fix the two devices correctly since the instructions contain directions for connecting the devices to external devices.

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